I have been gone all day without leaving my keyborad. That is because Ilona’s manuscript deadline is looming and I had the awesome priviledge of reading her work, doing a little light editing and sharing my thoughts. Ilona and I met several years back in an online writer’s workshop. She is forever nagging at me to publish my work. If I had her talent …. I’d still be a lazy bum. Sigh.
Anyway, Ilona’s and Gordon’s first novel, Magic Bites, will be available April 2007. Mark your calendars now. You want to read this.
Moments after finishing Ilona’s manuscript — and our subsequent IM — a letch knocked on my door. I was very happy to see him — but not for the reasons you might think. My swamp cooler quit cooling over the weekend and he was here to fix it. Temperature has a way of melting principles — I let him call me Baby Doll, Honey, and Cutie Pie to his heart’s content — for this blessed cool air.
However, I stayed beyond his reach at all times. Had I been obliged to break his arm he probably wouldn’t have finished fixing the swamp cooler.